Are you tired of seeing footprint art yet? I hope not, because I’m pretty sure it’s going to be a regular thing. March’s St. Patrick’s Day footprint art was a little difficult for me. I had crafter’s block; all I could think of was shamrocks. I wanted to make St. Patrick’s Day cards to send out, but there was no way I could fit a footprint shamrock on the size card I was trying to make. So, I broke out my handy dandy side kick: Pinterest.
But there led to more disappointment. I found a ton of good ideas, but none that I thought were feasible with a squirming six month old. You really think I could have painted a rainbow on his foot & it come out recognizable?? I probably should have tried just for a blooper, lol. I finally decided to do a pot of gold & a leprechaun. The leprechaun was a stretch though, so use your imagination ;).
My first attempt was to make his whole foot the pot of gold. That got veto’d real quick. Maybe if I had done just his toes gold?? I don’t know. I’m more confident in my adding detail skills then my getting a decent footprint skills, lol.
Ya, not cute at all. So I decided to just do his footprint as the pot. Then I use the end of a sponge brush to make the piles of gold. One of my favorite pro tips, this way they’re all the same size & (almost) perfectly round!
I added a rainbow with magic markers &”Happy St. Patrick’s Day!” to top it off! I *tried* to find a festive font that met the holiday. This what I ended up with, not super Celtic but it works, lol.
Next, I attempted to do a leprechaun & the struggle was REAL. My vision was a leprechaun’s head/face but it didn’t really come full circle. Hubs goes, “What, is Santa’s evil twin in town?”. Guess I over did the beard, lol. I also found out I don’t know how to draw very well. Fonts & handwriting, sure. Leprechaun bodies? Not so much.
So I ended up just giving them some weird feet & calling it a day. Kinda cute, mostly odd. Hopefully I do better next year, lol.
I did do a shamrock for his memory box. I wasn’t 100% satisfied with the spacing, but it wasn’t bad enough for me to start all over.
BUT I ran out of creative juices & seriously have no idea what catchy phrase to add. Please give me suggestions!! March has been rough, I need all the help I can get, lol.